West oriented copper engraved map of Lower Saxony with Friesland by H. Hondius. Showing the coastal line between the river mouth of Rhine and Elbe and down to Cologne in the South. With one figural cartouche, a mileage scale and two sailing ships. Without text on verso.
Left and right margin cut into the frame, otherwise fine.
Jodocus Hondius born 1563 in Wakken (West Flanders). He became a globe maker and map engraver. In 1593 set up his business in Amsterdam after he spent some years in London. He was one of the most important engravers of his time and engraved maps for van den Keere, Waghenaer or Speed. Hondius bought the plates of Mercator in 1604, added around 40 maps and published the Atlas first 1606 still under Mercators name. After his death 1612 in Amsterdam, the business was carried out by his sons Jodocus II and Henricus.
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Jodocus Hondius: Totius Circuli Westphalici Accurata descriptio Amstelodami Sumptibus Henrici Hondy.
Antique map of Friesland, Lower Saxony. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius circa 1630.
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